Before Sunrise (1995)



Critic Consensus: Thought-provoking and beautifully filmed, Before Sunrise is an intelligent, unabashedly romantic look at modern love, led by marvelously natural performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Movie Info

This intelligent romantic comedy follows the adventures of young American Jessie as he travels through Europe. Encountering a young French woman on a train, the two decide to explore Vienna together. As it nears time for Jessie to return to America, the two begin to fall in love.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 30, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Before Sunrise

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (14)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 10, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

There's a vulnerable undercurrent beneath this film, one that beats and throbs with the stolen looks, brief touches and romantic under-the-stars kisses.

Full Review… | April 20, 2015
The Young Folks

Undoubtedly one of the most romantic movies of all time...

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
Reel Film Reviews

...a bittersweet celebration of romantic frisson - the notion that our most precious moments of connection are often the fleeting ones.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013

Two strangers quickly fall in love, discuss big ideas.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Before Sunrise


blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah......... yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnn. Wonder why so many people like it so much!!! This surely wasn't my cup of tea.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

One of the my favorite movies of all time. This is what great romance movies are made of.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Sweet romantic movie about an American guy meeting a European girl on a train and spend the day together in Vienna. Similar story to serendipity.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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